Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 13, 2019

The Ann Whitford Paul—Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award – PB’s

The Ann Whitford Paul—

Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award

Are you an SCBWI member? Do you have a picture book not under contract and or haven’t sold a picture book in the last three years? If so, this maybe the opportunity for you.

The Ann Whitford Paul-Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award is an annual award given to a Most Promising Picture Book manuscript.


Deadline: Submissions are open February 1, 2019 through April 1, 2019.

The winner of the grant will be announced mid-May.

Award: The winner will receive a $1000 grant to encourage the development of an excellent picture book manuscript


This award is open to any SCBWI picture book writers who are not under contract and/or have not sold a picture book manuscript in the last three years.

Please include a cover sheet that has the title of the manuscripts and all of your contact information. On the manuscript itself there should only be a title, no name of the writer so the judges can be completely impartial. Please submit text-only manuscripts, no dummies or published works.

You may only submit one manuscript. Hard copy submissions only (not more than 1000 words) should be mailed and postmarked no later than April 1st.

Send to:

Kim Turrisi


4727 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 301

Los Angeles, CA  90010



Talk tomorrow,



  1. thanks for this, Kathy! 😀


  2. Thanks for the reminder! I remember reading it and think I have note of it on my calendar, but reminder rock!


  3. Looking forward to the contest! Thanks!


  4. Thanks for the heads up!


  5. Thanks for spreading the word about this award. We’re looking forward to reading some fantastic manuscripts.


  6. Thanks Kathy! I’d admire Ann and have two of her books for writers!


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